The Hawks had their 2nd preseason game on Saturday and beat the snot piss out of the Denver Broncos 40-10. The final score doesn't really convey how much of an a$$ kicking this game really was. Seattle dominated in every facet and unlike the Chargers game they looked in midseason form from the opening kick off. The 1st team offense looked efficient and in control while the defense forced turnovers. Not only did they force turnovers they turned them into points. The strip technique Coach Carroll teaches in practice paid dividends during the game. If Denver is the best the AFC has to offer the Super Bowl game is going to be a walk in the park. Congrats to the 12th man for once again making it impossible for opposing teams to hear themselves think. There were so many positive things that came out of this game I could write a 300 page novel, but for now I'll just stick to a few highlights that caught my eye.
It's time for me to stop being so hard on Jermaine Kearse and embrace him as one of our own. Another touchdown reception and a kick off returned to the house is enough for me to say the old Kearse is dead and gone Justin Timberlake style. The drops and miscues are a thing of the past. Welcome playmaker #15. Hold it down until Percy gets healthy.
In addition to kick off returns all of our special teams players performed at a high level. The coverage was magnificent, Golden and Thurmond III returned punts admirably, and Steven Hauschka was Steven Hauschka. It appears special teams will add a dimension of explosiveness that will help us win the field position battle.
Robert Turbin decided he wasn't going to lose his back up running back spot to Christine Michael without a fight. Turbin ran hard and with a purpose. The reports of his demise were greatly exaggerated. His presence only strengthens our depth and flexibility at the position. We'll see of he can hold the young kid off.
It's time for Stephen Williams to send for his personal belongings because he's going to call Seattle home for at least the next six months. Another touchdown solidified his spot on the team. Tall and fast are attributes Coach Carroll drools over and Williams has plenty of both. The position that was once considered the weak link on the team is starting to become one of the stronger links in the chain. And remember, Percy should be back by early December.
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